Posted by: Holly | September 12, 2011

History Repeated……

History RepeatedBlock Exchange Quilts by the 19th Century Patchwork Divas  By Betsy Chetchian & Carol Staehle.  Published by Kansas City Star. …..  

Making a quilt is easier than you might think when you gather some friends and exchange blocks.  Let the 19th-Century Patchwork Divas show you how.  Inspired by their love of antique 19th-century quilts, this Texas-based block exchange group recreates these quilted treasures of the past with 1800s reproduction fabrics.  The group’s co-founders, Betsy Chutchian and Carol Staehle, have assembled a captivating collection of quilts from past block exchanges.  Ranging from the simplicity of the Double Nine-Patch block to the more challenging Carolina Lily block, there is a project for every skill level among this book’s 16 classic quilts.  Each of the chapters features detailed block instructions that you can easily adapt for your own block exchange as well as one to three setting options for completing your quilts.  And for those who prefer to make the quilts individually, each setting option also includes all the necessary block instructions to help you successfully complete the projects from start to finish.  To give you even more setting and color palette ideas, most of the chapters include an inspiring photo gallery of additional quilts by the Patchwork Divas.

This new book features the quilt, Texas Bound by our own Sue Troyan (a.k.a. Aunt Pitty Pat), who is a charter member.  And it’s quilted by our own Rosemary Skinner of The Quilted Fox.  (Page 18)

We also have the new CROSSROADS TO TEXAS fabric by Betsy Chutchian for Blue Hill Fabrics in the prints below.  For a complete color card go to:  http://bluehillfabrics.net/collections/item/2-crossroads-to-texas

Here’s a few NEW books that came in time for open house:

We will be updating the website this week with the fabrics that came in over the summer.  Sue will also be posting photos of upcoming classes as well.

Rembemer to start your FALL with CLASS at WYSNS!!

Holly by Golly

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